Talon Appoints Digital & OOH Expert, Todd Palatnek as SVP, Client Development to Supercharge Growth in North America

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Palatnek’s Appointment Bolsters Talon’s Leadership Team Driving Innovation and Performance

New York, NY – August 10, 2023 – Talon, the global independent Out of Home (OOH) media agency, today announced the appointment of Todd Palatnek, joining the Leadership team in the position of Senior Vice President of Client Development. Todd joins Talon US from MediaMath, where he served as Vice President of Client Success. Effective immediately, he will be responsible for spearheading Talon’s business expansion and driving revenue growth in North America.

“Brands are demanding more from their media investments and OOH has emerged as an advanced, data-powered, and inventive medium – with Talon leading the way,” said Jim Wilson, CEO of Talon US. “Todd joins our team at a pivotal time as we continue to scale our North American business. His wealth of experience in OOH, digital media, data, and technology and his proven track record for achieving outcomes makes him a valuable leader to drive our new business initiatives forward. I’m confident that he’ll be an asset in unlocking the full value that OOH plays in an omnichannel strategy for our expanding roster of clients and advertisers.”

As a seasoned sales executive, Todd brings decades of expertise in digital media buying and OOH. During his tenure at MediaMath, his role in driving client strategy across the digital media ecosystem led to significant return for clients on their digital ad spend. At C2C Outdoor he was instrumental in the successful launch and expansion of the esteemed boutique OOH specialty group. Todd’s role in introducing the OOH product offering within Google’s Waze solidified his reputation as a driving force of innovation within the industry.

“Talon’s market leadership in North America has created a path for accelerated growth and demonstrates its unwavering commitment to innovation,” said Todd. “OOH continues to become a larger part of marketers’ omnichannel media approach and Talon is set up to thrive with the development of proprietary tools and technology as this integration grows. I am eager to work alongside Talon’s talented team and contribute my expertise and vision as we work to educate advertisers on how they can unleash the full potential of OOH’s digitized and unparalleled creative capabilities.”

With the loss of third-party data looming and audience journeys becoming more complex as they toggle between online and offline worlds, the OOH medium offers a unique opportunity to engage consumers along their connected journeys. The latest technical advancements in OOH allow digital buyers to tap into the array of new screens available so that they can unleash the full potential of their omnichannel marketing strategies.

Adds Palatnek, “By working with Talon, brands and agencies can close the gap between offline and online, leading consumers on a path to purchase through highly engaging and impactful ad experiences.”

The expansion of leadership marks a pivotal moment for the Company which just celebrated its 10th anniversary as it strengthens its foothold in North America and emerges as a major player in the advertising industry. Talon’s commitment to creativity and excellence has achieved global industry recognition, most recently earning the coveted Bronze Media Lion for Talon-owned Grand Visual’s collaboration with FCB NY for Budweiser, and AdMonsters and AdExchanger’s Top Women in Media and Tech Awards honor.